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It’s Not Fair!: Finding Hope When Times Are Tough

By Wayne Mack

When people complain about their lot in life, thinking God is not treating them as he should, they need to read It’s Not Fair! This book comes alongside people right where they are and moves them to a place where they […]

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

By Dave Furman

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the […]

How to Handle Trouble

By Jay Adams

Trouble is something all people must deal with: the loss of a spouse, a job, one’s health, one’s possessions, one’s freedom. Jay E. Adams writes, “While God has not yet removed trouble from the Christian or the Christian from trouble, […]

Christ and Your Problems

By Jay Adams

When we face problems, we often abandon our responsibility to live like a Christian on the grounds that our problem is unique. But is it? Does God ever allow a Christian to face a test that is utterly unique? Even […]

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By Paul Tripp

Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew―leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we […]

The Discipline of Mercy

By Paul Tautges

A verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Lamentations, as well as a biblical counselor’s guide to using Lamentations in counseling situations. Paul Tautges and Eric Kress have given to us a wonderful exposition of the often neglected book of Lamentations. […]

When God Weeps

By Joni Eareckson Tada

It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes–especially seemingly senseless suffering–we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

By John Piper

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today’s churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness […]

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Tim Keller

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

By Bob Kellemen

Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective. The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, […]

God’s Grace in Your Suffering

By David Powlison

There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can’t immediately see God’s hand―when the struggle is hard and painful―he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

By Mark Vroegop

This book seeks to restore the lost art of lament in order to help readers discover the power of honest wrestling with the questions that come with grief and suffering.

The Cup And The Glory

By Greg Harris

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives. “If you struggle with pain of […]

Pamphlets

When Trouble Shows Up

By Robert Jones

Where is God in all this? Does he really love me? Perhaps you are asking questions like these in the midst of tough situations that come your way. You want to trust God s plan for your life, but when […]

Help! I Can’t Handle All These Trials

By Joel James

A small book helping people who are experiencing difficulties and trials. Who is in control? Why did this happen? What is God doing? Everyone asks questions like that when they face intense or prolonged trials. The place to find answers […]

Suffering: Eternity Makes a Difference

By Paul Tripp

How hard it is to see God’s goodness in the face of tragedy and suffering! Feeling abandoned, we cry out to him, question him, turn away from him, perhaps even curse him. It may seem like he’s cheated us we’ve […]

Why Me: Comfort for the Victimized

By David Powlison

“Why is this happening to me? Where is God in my time of anguish?” Knowing our hearts, God has spoken powerful words of comfort. Psalm 10, for example, is God’s word to those who have been victimized by others. It […]

Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

By Ligon Duncan

Few things trouble our hearts and minds like suffering. “Why is this happening? Why me? How can I get through this? Can I get through this?” God says we can, but he says more. Suffering is not merely to be […]

Grief: Walking with Jesus

By Bob Kellemen

Are those who have faith in God’s goodness supposed to grieve? Bob Kellemen reminds us that the Bible is both painfully honest and eternally encouraging about our hurts—assuring us that it is normal to hurt but also possible to hope. […]

Blogs

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Audio Messages

It’s Not Fair!: Finding Hope When Times Are Tough

By Wayne Mack

When people complain about their lot in life, thinking God is not treating them as he should, they need to read It’s Not Fair! This book comes alongside people right where they are and moves them to a place where they […]

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

By Dave Furman

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the […]

How to Handle Trouble

By Jay Adams

Trouble is something all people must deal with: the loss of a spouse, a job, one’s health, one’s possessions, one’s freedom. Jay E. Adams writes, “While God has not yet removed trouble from the Christian or the Christian from trouble, […]

Christ and Your Problems

By Jay Adams

When we face problems, we often abandon our responsibility to live like a Christian on the grounds that our problem is unique. But is it? Does God ever allow a Christian to face a test that is utterly unique? Even […]

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By Paul Tripp

Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew―leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we […]

The Discipline of Mercy

By Paul Tautges

A verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Lamentations, as well as a biblical counselor’s guide to using Lamentations in counseling situations. Paul Tautges and Eric Kress have given to us a wonderful exposition of the often neglected book of Lamentations. […]

When God Weeps

By Joni Eareckson Tada

It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes–especially seemingly senseless suffering–we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

By John Piper

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today’s churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness […]

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Tim Keller

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

By Bob Kellemen

Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective. The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, […]

God’s Grace in Your Suffering

By David Powlison

There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can’t immediately see God’s hand―when the struggle is hard and painful―he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

By Mark Vroegop

This book seeks to restore the lost art of lament in order to help readers discover the power of honest wrestling with the questions that come with grief and suffering.

The Cup And The Glory

By Greg Harris

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives. “If you struggle with pain of […]

Podcasts

It’s Not Fair!: Finding Hope When Times Are Tough

By Wayne Mack

When people complain about their lot in life, thinking God is not treating them as he should, they need to read It’s Not Fair! This book comes alongside people right where they are and moves them to a place where they […]

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

By Dave Furman

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the […]

How to Handle Trouble

By Jay Adams

Trouble is something all people must deal with: the loss of a spouse, a job, one’s health, one’s possessions, one’s freedom. Jay E. Adams writes, “While God has not yet removed trouble from the Christian or the Christian from trouble, […]

Christ and Your Problems

By Jay Adams

When we face problems, we often abandon our responsibility to live like a Christian on the grounds that our problem is unique. But is it? Does God ever allow a Christian to face a test that is utterly unique? Even […]

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By Paul Tripp

Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew―leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we […]

The Discipline of Mercy

By Paul Tautges

A verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Lamentations, as well as a biblical counselor’s guide to using Lamentations in counseling situations. Paul Tautges and Eric Kress have given to us a wonderful exposition of the often neglected book of Lamentations. […]

When God Weeps

By Joni Eareckson Tada

It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes–especially seemingly senseless suffering–we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

By John Piper

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today’s churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness […]

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Tim Keller

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

By Bob Kellemen

Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective. The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, […]

God’s Grace in Your Suffering

By David Powlison

There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can’t immediately see God’s hand―when the struggle is hard and painful―he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

By Mark Vroegop

This book seeks to restore the lost art of lament in order to help readers discover the power of honest wrestling with the questions that come with grief and suffering.

The Cup And The Glory

By Greg Harris

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives. “If you struggle with pain of […]

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Quotes

It’s Not Fair!: Finding Hope When Times Are Tough

By Wayne Mack

When people complain about their lot in life, thinking God is not treating them as he should, they need to read It’s Not Fair! This book comes alongside people right where they are and moves them to a place where they […]

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

By Dave Furman

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the […]

How to Handle Trouble

By Jay Adams

Trouble is something all people must deal with: the loss of a spouse, a job, one’s health, one’s possessions, one’s freedom. Jay E. Adams writes, “While God has not yet removed trouble from the Christian or the Christian from trouble, […]

Christ and Your Problems

By Jay Adams

When we face problems, we often abandon our responsibility to live like a Christian on the grounds that our problem is unique. But is it? Does God ever allow a Christian to face a test that is utterly unique? Even […]

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By Paul Tripp

Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew―leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we […]

The Discipline of Mercy

By Paul Tautges

A verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Lamentations, as well as a biblical counselor’s guide to using Lamentations in counseling situations. Paul Tautges and Eric Kress have given to us a wonderful exposition of the often neglected book of Lamentations. […]

When God Weeps

By Joni Eareckson Tada

It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes–especially seemingly senseless suffering–we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

By John Piper

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today’s churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness […]

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Tim Keller

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

By Bob Kellemen

Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective. The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, […]

God’s Grace in Your Suffering

By David Powlison

There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can’t immediately see God’s hand―when the struggle is hard and painful―he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

By Mark Vroegop

This book seeks to restore the lost art of lament in order to help readers discover the power of honest wrestling with the questions that come with grief and suffering.

The Cup And The Glory

By Greg Harris

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives. “If you struggle with pain of […]

Journal Articles

It’s Not Fair!: Finding Hope When Times Are Tough

By Wayne Mack

When people complain about their lot in life, thinking God is not treating them as he should, they need to read It’s Not Fair! This book comes alongside people right where they are and moves them to a place where they […]

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

By Dave Furman

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the […]

How to Handle Trouble

By Jay Adams

Trouble is something all people must deal with: the loss of a spouse, a job, one’s health, one’s possessions, one’s freedom. Jay E. Adams writes, “While God has not yet removed trouble from the Christian or the Christian from trouble, […]

Christ and Your Problems

By Jay Adams

When we face problems, we often abandon our responsibility to live like a Christian on the grounds that our problem is unique. But is it? Does God ever allow a Christian to face a test that is utterly unique? Even […]

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By Paul Tripp

Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew―leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we […]

The Discipline of Mercy

By Paul Tautges

A verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Lamentations, as well as a biblical counselor’s guide to using Lamentations in counseling situations. Paul Tautges and Eric Kress have given to us a wonderful exposition of the often neglected book of Lamentations. […]

When God Weeps

By Joni Eareckson Tada

It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes–especially seemingly senseless suffering–we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

By John Piper

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today’s churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness […]

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Tim Keller

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

By Bob Kellemen

Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective. The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, […]

God’s Grace in Your Suffering

By David Powlison

There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can’t immediately see God’s hand―when the struggle is hard and painful―he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

By Mark Vroegop

This book seeks to restore the lost art of lament in order to help readers discover the power of honest wrestling with the questions that come with grief and suffering.

The Cup And The Glory

By Greg Harris

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives. “If you struggle with pain of […]

Worksheets

It’s Not Fair!: Finding Hope When Times Are Tough

By Wayne Mack

When people complain about their lot in life, thinking God is not treating them as he should, they need to read It’s Not Fair! This book comes alongside people right where they are and moves them to a place where they […]

Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials

By Dave Furman

What does it mean to “kiss the wave?” These words, attributed to nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, speak to the Christian’s only hope for perseverance in suffering. What if we can learn to experience the nearness of God in the […]

How to Handle Trouble

By Jay Adams

Trouble is something all people must deal with: the loss of a spouse, a job, one’s health, one’s possessions, one’s freedom. Jay E. Adams writes, “While God has not yet removed trouble from the Christian or the Christian from trouble, […]

Christ and Your Problems

By Jay Adams

When we face problems, we often abandon our responsibility to live like a Christian on the grounds that our problem is unique. But is it? Does God ever allow a Christian to face a test that is utterly unique? Even […]

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By Paul Tripp

Sometimes life just hurts. Out of nowhere, death, illness, unemployment, or a difficult relationship can change our lives and challenge everything we thought we knew―leaving us feeling unable to cope. But, in the midst if all this pain and confusion, we […]

The Discipline of Mercy

By Paul Tautges

A verse-by-verse commentary on the book of Lamentations, as well as a biblical counselor’s guide to using Lamentations in counseling situations. Paul Tautges and Eric Kress have given to us a wonderful exposition of the often neglected book of Lamentations. […]

When God Weeps

By Joni Eareckson Tada

It’s easy to trust God when things are going our way and the world makes sense. But when suffering strikes–especially seemingly senseless suffering–we are filled with doubt and stunned by events spiraling beyond our control.

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

By John Piper

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today’s churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness […]

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

By Tim Keller

The question of why God would allow pain and suffering in the world has vexed believers and nonbelievers for millennia. Timothy Keller, whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers, takes on this enduring issue […]

God’s Healing for Life’s Losses

By Bob Kellemen

Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective. The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, […]

God’s Grace in Your Suffering

By David Powlison

There are never quick fixes or easy answers when it comes to suffering. But even when we can’t immediately see God’s hand―when the struggle is hard and painful―he is working. Weaving together Scripture, personal stories, and the words of the […]

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy

By Mark Vroegop

This book seeks to restore the lost art of lament in order to help readers discover the power of honest wrestling with the questions that come with grief and suffering.

The Cup And The Glory

By Greg Harris

In The Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris unlocks the Scripture and opens the doorway into his personal experience of suffering so we see more clearly that we can trust God with our lives. “If you struggle with pain of […]

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